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Controversy flares over Agent Orange

| | June 15, 2012

The food industry is embroiled in a controversy over what critics call “Agent Orange corn.” The genetically-modified vegetable is protected from a herbicide that kills so-called super-weeds, but is linked to the notorious “Agent Orange” used in Vietnam. Many farmers are thrilled with the corn. But many critics think it will lead to more use of toxic chemicals. Seventy-two-year-old Irvin Handy has been farming in Delaware his whole life. And that’s meant a lifelong battle to kill enemy weeds, without killing his corn and soy crops.

View the original article here: Controversy flares over “Agent Orange corn” – CBS News

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